Postpartum Depression

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2023 Educational Series host for March…”Postpartum Depression” presented by Dr. Jessica Mercado-Ortiz & Dr. Maggie Gainey

Overall Purpose

The purpose of this session is to educate the community about the signs and symptoms, as well as the risk factors, for developing postpartum depression including psychological and biological changes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify risk factors and signs/symptoms of postpartum depression
  2. List community resources to help those who are at highest risk for postpartum depression.

Meet Our Expert Presenter
Jessica Mercado-Ortiz, D.O.

Undergraduate: University of Delaware

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Interests: Complete primary medical and procedural care, women’s health/obstetrics

Dr. Mercado-Ortiz is a Family Medicine physician at SRMC. She has a passion for women’s health and obstetrics. She is from Puerto Rico, where most of her family currently lives. Since Spanish is her first language, she has a passion for serving Spanish-speaking communities, particularly obstetric and pediatric patients. In her free time, she likes to do anything outdoors, painting with Bob Ross, and retail therapy.

Maggie Gainey, Ph.D.

Maggie Gainey, PhD, has practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years and has been a part-time faculty member at the Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program for the past 10 years.

Prior to her work with the residency program, she had an independent private practice, worked in several group practices, and taught multiple psychology courses at USC Upstate, Anderson University, and College of Charleston. She also was a staff psychologist in the Counseling and Substance Abuse Services office at CofC. She has served on the board of Emerge Family Therapy Center & Training Clinic, Camp Good Times of Charleston (a summer day camp for children diagnosed with autism), and more recently Mental Health America of Spartanburg County, where she had worked as Executive Director for about 18 months.

She loves teaching and helping people get excited about mental wellness and has a particular interest and passion for integrating behavioral health services into other systems of care and educational institutions. She is the proud mother of 3 sons and 3 dogs and loves music of all kinds and spending time at the beach.

Webinar Recording

Upcoming Events
Educational Series

While our July session will be completely virtual, we are offering hybrid sessions for our 2023 educational series! With our new hybrid model, we are offering event registration through Eventbrite.

  • Thursday, July 13: Technology Use in Couple Relationships (Register here) *virtual only
  • Thursday, September 14: Holiday Mental Health (Register here)
  • Thursday, November 9: Men’s Mental Health (Register here)

You can find brief descriptions about each event and register ahead of time by clicking “Register here.”

If you would like to attend virtually, the Zoom registration link can be found in the event description. If you would like to attend in-person, select “reserve a spot.” Hybrid sessions will be hosted at EMERGE Family Therapy.

More information about each session is coming soon!